Briscoe Ranch Inc. $5 million endowment established for Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program

COLLEGE STATION – A $5 million endowment has been established in the name of former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. that will provide additional resources to help support one of the state’s leading adult agricultural leadership programs. Briscoe Ranch Inc. has established the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Extension Program Endowment, also […]

Applications for Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program now accepted

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program, also known as TALL, is now accepting applications for its new class beginning in July 2018.         TALL is a two-year leadership development program managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Applications for Class XVI are due March 15. The applications are available online at […]

Texas A&M AgriLife partners with Tunisia to improve soil management

COLLEGE STATION – Improving the livelihood of small-acreage landholders is the goal of recent trips to Tunisia by Texas A&M AgriLife faculty members focusing on soil management and sustainability in cereal crops to improve the country’s overall economics. Fostered by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the U.S. Department of State, a pilot partnership was […]

Texas State Chemist, AgriLife Research hosts Kenya parliament members

COLLEGE STATION – Kenya parliament leaders met with the Office of the Texas State Chemist and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists recently at Texas A&M University to get a first-hand look at how farmers, industry and regulatory agencies implement co-regulation to manage aflatoxin risk. Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by a fungus that grows in […]

Hybrid wheat breeding gets almost $1 million USDA investment

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeders will continue to build on their development of hybrid wheat varieties through a joint grant with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the International Wheat Yield Partnership are jointly funding a three-year grant for $975,000. The […]

Public wheat breeder consortium to be developed by USDA grant

AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s wheat genetic and breeding programs will have genes in play when a multi-state, multi-agency project establishes a nationally coordinated consortium to advance wheat yields. The Wheat Coordinated Agricultural Project, titled “Validation, characterization and deployment of QTL for grain yield components in wheat,” is a five-year project jointly funded by […]

Afghanistan trip offers insight for West Texas AgriLife Research scientist

SAN ANGELO – Afghanistan and West Texas have more in common than one might imagine, noted a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, fresh from a trip to the South Asian country.   Dr. John Walker, AgriLife Research resident director at San Angelo, was among a group that traveled to Afghanistan in mid-September to participate in […]

Cotton, grain outlook update discussed at Texas A&M tailgate event

COLLEGE STATION – International influences on cotton and grain markets were featured in seminar presentations at the recent Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate event prior to the Texas A&M-UCLA football game. The presentations were held at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Dr. John Robinson, Texas A&M […]

New Texas A&M center to protect key international coffee industry

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry. Coffee is the main source of income for about 100 million people across the globe. The industry has a retail value estimated at $30-32 billion for the United States alone, reaching $170 billion worldwide, according […]

Twenty-four business professionals selected for Texas agricultural leadership program

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-four individuals have been selected for the Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership program Class XV. The two-year program, led by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is an intensive study of agriculture worldwide that equips people in the agriculture industry to become leaders in their fields, according to Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, program director, […]